(posting here due to restrictions on the Pokemon News forum)
http://www.whattheyplay.com/blog/200...r-passes-away/Sad news in the Pokémon community: Madeleine Blaustein, the voice of Meowth, passed away from an illness last week. She was 48. Blaustein loaned her voice to Team Rocket's scheming feline from episode 32 of America's Pokémon dub up through episode 421. She was Meowth for the first eight movies as well.
Blaustein's family declined an autopsy, so there's no official statement on what caused her death. She passed away in her sleep after a short battle with a stomach virus. Blaustein contributed significantly to the voice acting community and has featured in dozens of anime dubs, including Yu-Gi-Oh, Sonic X and One Piece.
So sad. I never partially liked her voice as Meowth, but I still feel sad that we'll never hear her voice again.
As a side note, she was the voices of: Meowth (after Nathan Price), Corphish, Torkoal and Farfetch'd (Seasons 1-8), Lieutenant Surge, and Additional Voices.